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Cybersecurity & Standards

Comments on The ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012

This December, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will be amending its telecommunications treaty, the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). While the ITRs have played an important role in promoting interoperability and interconnection of traditional telecommunications systems, a number of the proposed revisions would expand the ITRs to include issues of Internet policy, a shift that could threaten Internet openness, the technical functioning of the Internet, and the exercise of human rights online.

CDT provided the following comments to the Public Views and Opinions page of the ITU website outlining our concerns about the ITU process and about proposed revisions to the ITRs that could threaten the interests mentioned above.